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March Six Sigma SIG Meeting  

1616 Anderson Road
Center Conference Room (3rd Floor)
McLean, Virginia  22102

Mar 26, 2008    6:30 pm - 8:45 pm

�Q&A: Lean Six Sigma�What is it?�

Presented by

Mr. Ken Leeson

Executive Director of Strategic Process Improvement, Inova Health Systems

The Lean Six Sigma SIG proudly presents this first installment of the Ask the Expert Series, where the open format is driven by your questions and the goal is to help you with your industry-specific dilemmas.  Come and expect the unexpected!

Tool Spotlight: 7 Muda (Wastes)

6:30-7:30pm � Networking
7:30-8:30pm � Program
8:30-8:45pm � Lean Six Sigma Business & Announcements

Please register by emailing your name, title, organization and industry to SixSimaSIG @ asq509.org.  Remove spaces around "@".  Registration is complimentary and ASQ Membership is not required.  Pizza and soda refreshments will be provided. 

Program Description: Lean Sensei and Six Sigma Master Black Belt, Ken Leeson will lead a dynamic, open forum on process improvement methodologies and relevant industry trends.  You and other participants are encouraged to kick-off the discussion with questions on Lean, Six Sigma, Toyota, GE and any other related quality questions you�ve always wanted to ask.  Bring your questions and tap into Mr. Leeson�s deep 11 years of GE experience and 8 years of Air Force experience.  Discussions are guaranteed to be lively.  Since the meeting format is driven by participant questions, come and expect the unexpected.  Participants will also be queried for their opinions and experiences.

Speaker:  Mr. Ken Leeson is the Executive Director of Strategic Process Improvement at INOVA Health System.  Previously, Mr. Leeson held increasing responsibilities and budgets over his 11 year tenure at GE Medical System and Healthcare.  As a GE Master Black Belt, he was the Director of the Lean Process Improvement Initiative for the $8 Billion Diagnostic Imaging Division of GEHC and the Acting Lean Leader responsible for the entire $17 Billion GE Healthcare business, where he was an instrumental player in the GEHC transition from Six Sigma to "Lean" Six Sigma for its business-wide process improvement methodology.

Prior to GE, Mr. Lesson was a Contracting Officer in the USAF managing contracts of all sizes and types for the Department of Defense.  His 8 year Air Force career culminated in an appointment as the Administrative Contracting Officer for the multi-billion dollar F-16 Fighter Engine and KC-135 tanker Engine programs at General Electric. 

Mr. Leeson is a 1988 graduate of the U.S. Air Force Academy, where he received a BS in General Engineering and International Affairs (Magna Cum Lauda).  He attended Graduate school at the Air Force Institute of Technology where he graduated with an MS in Contract Management.

Your competitors will be here.  Your clients will be here.  Shouldn�t you be here too?

For more details, map and directions to TEQCORNER, see the March 2008 Six Sigma SIG Meeting Announcement.